Finance Manager, Productivity in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

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Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Reporting to the VP Productivity, the Finance Manager Productivity is responsible for influencing business decisions with impactful insights on improving the accuracy and proactive management of overall business performance. The Finance Manager will accelerate business performance through innovative solutions that impact highly complex, systemic financial planning and budgeting requirements. This role will serve as a key business partner and use acknowledge expertise to execute highly complex projects and coach staff in building proficiency in area of expertise. The role is in a group that operates as a lean, high performance team, with frequent exposure to the company’s CEO, Senior Leadership Team, and other key organization decision makers. The Productivity team is ATD’s key growth engine, driving strategic and transformational productivity Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) initiatives across the company.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership and capability to reduce costs ensuring delivery of company business goals, tightly linking to Corporate Planning and the budget process.
  • Driving and delivering transformational change
  • Challenging the organization’s thinking and driving value-cost tradeoff opportunities to make fact-based choices
  • Educating teams on processes and assuming accountabilities for timelines
  • Challenging and coordinating cross-functional stakeholders to align costs with strategic objectives and reduce all costs deemed outside of the objectives
  • Engaging a senior leadership Steering Committee with recommendations ensuring visibility to ideas and criteria for prioritization
  • Leading the development and implementation of best practices and training materials globally.
  • Influence business decisions with systemic connections and high impact insights to improve business performance.
  • Consolidate and summarize reports on performance against business metrics and translate data into actionable insights.
  • Influence business decisions with high-impact analyses on operating expenses to ensure adherence to targets and identification of trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Deliver portfolio communication on rolling estimate results for business partners and influence business decisions with high-impact insights on risks and opportunities.
  • Influence business decisions through high-impact insights and recommendations for strategic planning.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and partner with internal clients, teams, and leaders as needed.
  • Evaluate current processes and lead the continuous improvement of the company’s financial planning and analysis priorities, programs, models, tools, and methods.
  • Preparing detailed financial models, quantitative and qualitative analyses for complex ZBB initiatives
  • Developing new policies and processes to increase visibility, drive cost-reduction and to enhance operating efficiencies with the package teams across the organization
  • Conduct ZBB monthly and quarterly routines, analyzing and evaluating ATD’s indirect cost results, as well as managing the company-wide ZBB performance financial model, package scorecards, and routine materials, explaining key variances, risks and opportunities
  • Support package teams to ensure they have the information and data they need to meet or achieve their financial plans and package targets
  • Key support for ZBB target setting and budgeting process, including facilitation of budgeting checkpoints, package negotiations, and bottom-up budget build
  • Work directly with ATD finance leadership to generate Board Presentations, conduct ad hoc analysis, and project updates on top priority initiatives related to ZBB
  • Taking ownership in a dynamic and change oriented culture with an opportunity to make a large impact

Team Management

  • Provides guidance and coaching to build associate expertise in all aspects of financial planning and analysis. Manage and participate in recruiting, training, and evaluation activities to maintain a high-quality Finance staff.

Direct Report Position Titles

  • Senior Analyst



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field)
  • Experience: 4-8 years of experience in FP&A, investment banking, corporate finance or management consulting


  • Education: Advanced Degree (MBA)
  • Experience: Experience with planning and business intelligence applications such as Anaplan, Microstrategy, Power BI, and
  • Tableau

Candidate Skills and Competencies


  • Financial Planning Champion the organization's budgeting process and regulations and enforce employee participation and adherence to budgeting policies and processes. Collaborate with finance and accounting leaders to set financial goals in the medium term (6-12 months).  Deal with complex budgeting issues. Evaluate budgeting initiatives to reduce the amount of variation between actual and budgeted revenues or costs and develop action plans to implement initiatives. Forecast financial resource requirements for each department to assist in the upcoming budgeting processes and develop projected financial statements for the organization, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets. Support departments to achieve financial goals and work within the financial resources allocated to the department; develop contingency plans or funds for departments "over spending."  Explain budgeting process to business partners to help them with building and managing their budgets.
  • Data Analysis Demonstrate an advanced understanding of metrics. Select relevant and insightful metrics. Able to identify patterns and predict data outcomes and use information to shape programs and affect all business units. Employ evidence-based decision making, and support key decisions with data. Evaluate existing technology and advocate for investments in new technology to meet data requirements.  Incorporate data and insights from multiple sources to tell a meaningful story and share actionable recommendations.
  • Management Accounting Evaluate the cost/volume/profit of the organization's products or services, as well as the impact of changes to the organization's supply chain and the impact that leveraging different pricing and cost strategies will have on the organization's profitability. Demonstrate an understanding of management accounting systems. Perform analyses on internal key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as KPIs for the organization's target customers. Deliver high-quality, accurate, and complete management reporting information. Participate in analyzing competitors' financial information, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, in comparison to the organization’s.
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance Assist in the continuous development of the organization's policies. Analyze the impact of changes to organizational finance policies. Encourage others to comply with all organizational regulations, policies, and processes.

Professional Skills

  • Advanced Excel modeling and data analytics capabilities.
  • Effective, convincing & polished presentation skills, with advanced PowerPoint capabilities.
  • Experience in financial statement review and adept at managing large data sets across multiple technology sources.
  • Quantitative methods/analytics skills (e.g., predictive, Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis).

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Minimal travel expected (up to 10% seasonally).

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R12823